This paper investigates the impact of corporate social responsibility on the idiosyncratic risk of enterprises. We find that corporate social responsibility is negatively associated with the idiosyncratic risk of enterprises. This association is robust to a series of robustness checks, including the use of alternative indicators, exclusion of the effect of multicollinearity, and the addition of missing variables to address endogeneity concerns. Further analyses show that the impact of corporate social responsibility on idiosyncratic risk is more significant in state-owned enterprises, firms with poor corporate governance or low growth. Our findings support the notion that corporate social responsibility appears to improve corporate performance.
Yang Hu, Jiaxin Shen, Ruolin Chen
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